Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your home are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but the ideal solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system splits your home into two or more zones that are each monitored by their own thermostat. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that operates your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same scenario as controlling the comfort of all the rooms in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to use separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less heat upstairs. Having your home zoned will keep you and your family more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 334-524-2458 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.